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Table A.2.2
Trends in upper secondary graduation rates (first-time), Canada and jurisdictions, 2001 to 2007

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  2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
percent
OECD average12 77 76 78 80 80 81 82
Canada2 78 78 83 79 80 77 77
Newfoundland and Labrador 79 78 79 79 81 78 78
Prince Edward Island 86 82 84 85 87 88 86
Nova Scotia 79 79 81 82 83 82 82
New Brunswick 83 84 83 82 86 86 81
Quebec 87 82 81 86 90 88 86
Ontario 75 79 89 77 77 72 74
Manitoba 70 68 71 73 72 70 70
Saskatchewan 86 84 83 81 88 87 88
Alberta 67 66 68 69 69 68 68
British Columbia 78 80 82 80 82 81 76
Yukon 53 55 54 68 65 64 68
Northwest Territories 50 41 49 53 54 58 55
Nunavut 23 26 25 23 29 28 30
1. These averages are from Education at a Glance 2010: OECD Indicators, Table A2.2, Trends in graduation rates (first-time) at upper secondary level (1995-2008), which presents the most recent available data for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's 31 member countries. Please see the OECD's Web site at www.oecd.org.
2. The most recent data available for Canada and jurisdictions is for 2007, reflecting reports for the 2006/2007 academic year; these estimates were submitted to the OECD and will be included in its average figures for 2008.
Notes: The methodology used to produce numbers for Canada and the provinces/territories may differ from that used in a particular province/territory; as a result, the numbers in this table may differ from those published by the provinces/territories.
The typical age of graduation for Canada was determined to be between 17 and 18. The values used in the denominator for calculating the graduation rate are based on the average of the demographic estimates for these two ages.
Sources: Statistics Canada, Elementary-Secondary Education Statistics Project (ESESP); Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Education at a Glance 2010: OECD Indicators.